Nigeria’s second group game in the 2016 Rio Olympics is against Sweden
Coach Samson Siasia is not dwelling too much on the win over Japan
– The match will be played at 11pm (Nigerian time)
Nigeria willtackle Sweden in their second Group B game at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.
Samson Siasia’s tired side defeated Japan 5 – 4despite arriving Manaus, venue of the match, hours before the game.
Etebo Oghenekaro celebrates one of his four goals against Japan
Sweden on the other hand played a 2-2 draw with Colombia in their first match.
After the match against Japan, coach Samson Siasia said: “We just won a game, we can’t and won’t allow this victory get into our heads. Our target here is to win the gold and this is just the first step of us achieving that aim.
“No two games are the same, for me this hurdle is over, when I wake up tomorrow I will then think of my next game.”
The danger man for Sweden will be Mikael Ishak who plays his football in Denmark. Six players of the squad that became European U21 champions last year are in Brazil hoping to impress for Sweden.
The Swedes are only making their second appearance, with their previous outing coming in the 1992 games in Barcelona when they were knocked out in the quarter-finals.
Nigeria face Sweden in their next match to be played on Sunday August 7 at 11pm (Nigerian time)